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keyword.website.com or website.com/keyword

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by areyouserious, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. areyouserious

    areyouserious Registered Member

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    Ok guys and gals,

    It is time to chime in. I have researched the white hat world of this question and have found differing opinions. Some white hat SEO types say that...

    keyword.website.com is better and some say website.com/keyword is better.

    One guy I found made the argument that

    keyword.website.com/keyword was best.

    So BHW members its your turn. Which format do you think (have proven LOL) is best for SEO.

    Thanks,

    Seriously
     
  2. syngenetic

    syngenetic Guest

    I would rather have the keyword in my domain to have the most efficient results.
     
  3. areyouserious

    areyouserious Registered Member

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    Syngenetic,

    I totally agree, however many of the "good" keyword domains are long gone.

    Seriously
     
  4. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    y not get keyword-keyword.info domains, there are plenty of those left and longer tail keywords are easier to target anyway.
     
  5. wakkaoaka

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    porn.bs <--- worth the $800 registration fee? :p
     
  6. areyouserious

    areyouserious Registered Member

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    Vivalafeva,

    I am doing that also (keyword.info).

    Maybe I should be a little more detailed about what I am trying to accomplish.

    I have a top tier keyword.com domain that is aged well and has PR of 3. I am now trying to target long tail keywords and I am just trying to determine if the...

    keyword.website.com or website.com/keyword is the better route before I mas produce a ton of keyword pages.

    That is all. So in light of the new information, which format do you guys think is better?

    keyword.website.com or website.com/keyword?

    Thanks,

    Seriously
     
  7. bonermagic

    bonermagic Registered Member

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    website.com/keyword

    google views subdomains as a completely different domain for the most part
     
  8. winterraven

    winterraven Junior Member

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    actually matt cutts just talked about this. the google guy says that both work just fine.

    OVERUSING the keyword in your domain will hurt it....use it once.
     
  9. d1u0w4

    d1u0w4 Registered Member

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    My vote is for website.com/keyword. But that is a personal preference. I typically subdomains when I want to add stuff like forums and other sections I want to distinguish from the main site.
     
  10. fatjack'sblackhat

    fatjack'sblackhat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I was thinking about this earlier and I would have to say through researching, I have found that sites with the/keyword to usually be in higher ranking than the .keyword.whatever
    However I have seen some exceptins
     
  11. areyouserious

    areyouserious Registered Member

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    Thanks guys,

    after doing research on this I was fairly convinced that website.com/keyword was best (it is what the white hat community believes) I just need some input from the true SEO experts.

    Seriously